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  • Crispina de Normandy, [Fictitious Person] (c.898 - 1002)
    Crispina is a fictitious person said to have been daughter of Rolf the Granger. 19th Century attempts to identity additional children for him, such as Crispina, a proposed mother of Crispin de Bec, by ...
  • Grimaldus d'Antibes, Prince of Monaco [Fictitious Person] (c.920 - c.968)
    Possible ties of this Grimaldus to the Principality of Monaco may be that Grimaldus was a distant ancestral great grandfather or possible cousin of the Grimaldi who eventually captured Monaco. It was s...
  • NN Jorgrimmesdotter (c.1020 - d.)
    In Folkungaträdet (1905), by the Swedish writer Verner von Heidenstam , Folke Filbyter has three children with a dwarfish woman, a daughter of the dwarf Jorgrimme. Uppgiften att Folke Filbyters fru s...
  • Hendrik Vosberg (1643 - d.)
    Evert’s son is not given a name in the records I have seen so the name Hendrick Vosberg may be an invention. In the book “Documents relative to the history and settlement of the towns along the Mohaw...
  • Magna (c.360 - d.)
    A common Internet genealogy says she was wife of Ennodius , but there appears to be no supporting evidence.

Many invented and fictional people have been inserted into genealogical collections, generally as part of an attempt to fill in the blanks, but also to connect cultures and justify claims to an ancient history.

Profiles for invented and fictional people often become battleground among genealogists.

Purpose

This project collects and identifies people for whom no historical evidence exists.

Categories

  • Arthurian Fiction - people who are medieval inventions from the many stories of Arthurian romance.
  • Early Flemish Genealogy - medieval fictions in in Flanders and surrounding areas.
  • Early Frisian Genealogy - medieval fictions in Holland and surrounding areas.
  • Frankish Fiction - people who are the invention of medieval Frankish chronicles.
  • Greek Mythology - characters from Greek mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Roman mythology.
  • Irish Fiction - characters from Irish mythology, including the Lebor Gabála Érenn.
  • Modern Fiction - people who appear to have been invented in the 19th and 20th centuries, including those invented by genealogical forgers and con men.
  • Norse Mythology - characters from Norse (Scandinavian) mythology.
  • Odin's Kin - descents from the Norse and Germanic god Odin or Woden.
  • Roman Mythology - characters from Rome mythology. These will often, but not always, overlap Greek mythology.
  • Shakespeare's History - genealogy in William Shakespeare's plays.
  • Welsh Mythology - characters from Welsh mythology.

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